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Hackensack: Farvel | Dan Smith Trio

  • Cafe Jazz 21 Saint Mary Street Cardiff, Wales, CF10 1PL United Kingdom (map)

Hackensack Sessions

The sun is surprising us all with its presence for an uncommon number of days in a row.. summer embraces everything and everyone with its heat.. but what's that bittersweet smell flying in the air?

It's the breeze of the last Hackensack of this academic year. It's also the last gig that Alina and Frazer will be organising after managing Hackensack for two years. Bringing you standards, vocal duets and originals, this double bill is going to be a great finale of Hackensack season 17/18. 

Tickets Choose which you pay

Big Price - £10 - for the arts supporter who would like to chip in that bit extra towards Hackensack's longevity and be remembered dearly
Medium Price - £7 - for the awesome audient, supporting the Hackensack without quite the glamour and philanthropy associated with the big price
Little Price - £5 - for the music lover who's thinking "that's all well and good but I’m a student who’s on a budget here and I come to bloody everything anyway so stop pestering me for cash"

1st set Farvel 

Alina Miroshnichenko vocals
Frazer McIntosh piano
Matheus Prado bass
Zach Breskal drums

Saying goodbye is never easy so let us do it with a set of our favourite standards played by yours truly Alina and Frazer and the band. Shaped around the theme of parting and breakup.. the set is not going to be as sad and bleak as you may think, we promise. 


2nd set Dan Smith Trio

Dan Smith alto sax
Wilbur Whitta piano
Will Sach bass

This drummer-less trio consists of 3 exciting improvisers brought together through their mutual love for interaction and melody. The open and conversational approach to playing standards and original compositions added to the virtuosity of players makes for an unpredictable yet enticing sound. For their set at the Hackensack, the trio will be playing a set of their originals and favourite standards.

Dan Smith is a saxophonist and composer who lives in London.  Initially inspired by the sounds of Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Michael Brecker, Dan has been writing music for and leading his own groups since the age of 16. A winner of the Yamaha Jazz Scholarship Award, Dan is a versatile and creative saxophonist. He plays regularly on the UK jazz scene with many ensembles, previously performing at London Jazz Festival and Brecon Jazz Festival. Current projects include the Smith/Komor/Reynolds Trio, Kaya Quartet and the Dan Smith Quartet all performing around the UK this year and showcasing his broad range of influences ranging from Lee Konitz/Warne Marsh through to Ben Wendel and Bon Iver. As well as performing on saxophone Dan is an accomplished Flautist and Clarinettist and a 1-1 peripatetic teach and workshop leader.

Earlier Event: July 4
Group Listening
Later Event: July 7
The Sure Shot w/ Analog Africa